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Zero motivation web 1 50/50 = Zero

Sadly, Zero Motivation is the worst kind of mixed bag. Written and directed by Talya Lavie, the first woman to produce a film in Israel, Zero Motivation follows a pair of young women through three loosely connected stories about their two years of mandatory service in the Israeli military. The film is one of those slice-of-life workplace comedies that feels semi-autobiographical and satirizes the peculiar procedures...


Video.moviesmanualupload@b4540f20-c8ad-3296-97cf-519a7480bb86 full Don’t Let Millennials Time Travel

Project Almanac understands that what people really want in a time-travel movie are long stretches of people soldering circuit boards and buying batteries. I mean, why waste time pondering temporal paradoxes when audiences just want to sit back and marvel at the thrill of people drawing circles on a chalkboard? Director Dean Israelite and writers Andrew Deutschman and Jason Pagan have finally freed science-fiction...


News-sploitation

Yesterday, CNN showed reporters physically chasing a woman connected to the Ebola scare. Not too long ago, a Fox News affiliate aired a suicide live on television. So, no, Nightcrawler isn’t farfetched. It’s perfectly fetched. It’s importantly fetched.

Beyond the indictment of journalism in service of voyeuristic pleasure, Nightcrawler is a stunning thriller with a career-defining performance from Jake Gyllenhaal...


Confusing Hacktion

Are zebras white with black stripes or black with white stripes? Is “The Daily Show” a news program with some comedy in it or a comedy program with some news in it? Is Blackhat a bad movie with a lot of good parts or a good movie with a lot of bad parts? The world may never know…but let’s try to figure it out, shall we?

Opening with a hypnotic computer sequence that feels like an episode of “How It’s Made” that’s...


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